Magnus Carlsen wins the 4th London Chess Classic

Magnus Carlsen drew with World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the final round of the London Chess Classic to finish the tournament with 18 points and claim the winner’s trophy.

This is Carlsen’s third victory in London (after 2009, 2010), with the row being interrupted by Vladimir Kramnik’s good effort in 2011.

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Kramnik had a chance to catch up with Carlsen but he couldn’t achieve more than draw with the ultra-solid Michael Adams. Kramnik is second with 16 points, while Adams and Hikaru Nakamura share the third place with 13 points each.

The 4th London Chess Classic will be remembered as Carlsen broke the 13-years old ELO record of Garry Kasparov.

Carlsen stated for Aftenposten: “Points-wise, I have played the tournament of my life, no doubt about that.”

Replay the games with computer analysis / Official website

Round 9 results:
Hikaru Nakamura – Luke McShane 1-0
Judit Polgar – Levon Aronian ½-½
Magnus Carlsen – Viswanathan Anand ½-½
Mickey Adams – Vladimir Kramnik ½-½
Gawain Jones – Bye

Final standings:
1. Magnus Carlsen – 18
2. Vladimir Kramnik – 16
3-4. Michael Adams and Hikaru Nakamura – 13
5. Viswanathan Anand – 9
6. Levon Aronian – 8
7. Judit Polgar – 6
8. Luke McShane – 5
9. Gawain Jones – 3

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